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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 8, 2009 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

KG's honky tonk piano playing is fantastic. But I would have to add that his playing on extended jams like DS, Playin', and others is just sublime. He picks up intuitively on what Jerry is doing and supports the melodic development wonderfully. He just blends, never overpowering in the long jams, and it gives the band this "magic carpet ride" feeling.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 8, 2009 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

Yeah, I can see that point.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 8, 2009 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

... and now I'll go and listen to some '68...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 8, 2009 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

Ha--good; though I have often complained about the vocals and changes in Jerry and such, listening last night to 72 I realized that KG really had changed, as for most of the time I saw him, 75-79, he didn't seem to do (or at least it wasn't mixed well?) the straight up piano sound...I know folks were talking about his decline hereabouts a while back, but made me realize that whatever I say about the band in general terms, I did like KG's sound the first few yrs...just don't let JOTS know I've gone beyond 71!